Arunabh Kumar steps down as TVF CEO; COO Dhawal Gusain takes over

Three months after multiple allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him, Arunabh Kumar, founder and CEO of digital content company TheViralFever (TVF), Friday announced that he was stepping down from the position. "However, I have faith and confidence that eventually the truth will prevail", said Kumar in a note posted on Twitter.

As far as TVF goes, he said that the organisation " will always be larger than just one individual" and he is hurt by how the brand suffered "in the wake of these personal attacks".

Dhawal Gusain will be replaced CEO and Founder of Viral Fever Media Labs Arunabh Kumar. I will be available as a mentor for the content team as they continue to deliver the stories you love us for.

A woman had complained that during her time at TVF, Kumar came close to her and touched her in a way that made her uncomfortable. A second complaint was soon filed against Kumar at the Versova police station.

Written under the name of "Indian Fowler", the blog titled "The Indian Uber- That is TVF" had narrated horrific details of her encounters with Kumar.

Indian Fowler posted about few months ago that she first met Arunabh Kumar in a Mumbai cafe in 2014.

In April, Kumar was granted interim relief from arrest by the Dindoshi Sessions Court in Mumbai. This confession was later coupled with similar accounts of harassment and molestation by not-so-anonymous women, who had previously worked on other projects with Arunabh.

Meanwhile, many have come forward criticising the TVF team for refusing to probe the allegations.

TVF, meanwhile, denied all allegations and said it would "leave no stone unturned to find the author of the article and bring them to severe justice for making such false allegations".

  • Zachary Reyes